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  • Riveredge After School Extended Day: Activity Assistant

    Job Location US-NY-Bronx
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Riveredge After School Program
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Part-Time
  • Position Summary

    An Extended Day Activity Assistant is responsible for the supervision of students grades Pre-K to 5, the implementation of curriculum, promoting and actively participating in all Extended Day activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for students and staff. 

    Position Objective/Purpose

    ESF is looking to hire energetic, creative and outgoing individuals to teach and mentor students grades Pre-K to 5. We look for motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision and management of youth, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Position Scope Factors

    • Dates: Monday through Friday, September 11th to Friday, December 22nd
    • Hours: Monday - Thursday (3:00-5:30PM), Friday (2:30-5:30PM)
    • Location: Riverdale Country School (1 Spaulding Lane, Bronx, NY)

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Provide group supervision of students with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    • Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
    • Assist with attendance/dismissal and helping transition students to activity areas
    • Implement ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for students through participation, support and guidance
    • Make each activity fun and educational (i.e. homework, tutoring, arts & crafts, songs, games, etc.)
    • Take attendance and transition students to activity areas and dismissal 
    • Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on each of your students
    • Use effective classroom management skills to create an inclusive, fun environment
    • Promote and actively participate in all student’s activities
    • Work effectively with fellow Instructors and collaborate on daily responsibilities
    • Complete assigned paperwork
    • Serve as a positive role model to students
    • Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    • Employee is expected to exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    • Have fun
    • Other responsibilities as assigned

    Position Competencies for Success

    • Understand and support the mission of the organization
    • Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    • The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    • Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    • Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    • Positive attitude
    • Patient, caring and creative
    • Flexible, adaptive and a team player
    • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    • Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher, teaching assistant, teacher
    • Previous teaching experience preferred

    Certification Requirements

    • Experience working with children 
    • First Aid/CPR/AED preferred

    Other Skill Requirements

    • Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with students, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    • Reports directly to and takes direction from Program Director

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
    • Endurance to work on your feet for 4 hours per day
    • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs
    • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


    ESF Summer Camps has been a vital influence in the camping industry since its evolution in 1982. ESF (Education, Sport and Fun) features award-winning camp programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Florida for people of all ages. ESF is considered one of the country’s leading camping companies and people developers. ESF has benchmarked with blue-chip companies and organizations which include Disney, GE, Cirque du Soleil, Four Seasons, The US Marine Corps and IDEO. ESF operates an impressive portfolio of 40 nationally recognized Day Camps in multiple states (, 18 baseball camps with the Philadelphia Phillies ( in four states, and soccer camps in 3 states with Philadelphia Union ( Our Major Camps are specialty camp programs designed to prepare and empower campers to be tomorrow’s leaders by immersing them in a FUN summer experience focused on innovation, creativity, communication, problem solving and collaboration. We also have a non-profit foundation which focuses on after school mentoring and summer camps for underprivileged children in 2 states (, and a non-profit foundation which provides a unique acting program to young people with physical disabilities (


    • Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher
    • Experience working as a Camp Counselor or Teacher preferred


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